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Childhood Memories

When i was a youngster living in Brady, texas, i took a great interest in the civil war. my friends joined me in re-fighting the various civil war battles. if we charged little round top, we simply climbed a tree to reach the roof of the garage. made sense to us. it was fun using our imaginations to play at war. all the heroism, none of the pain. i hope everyone lets their kids use their imaginations, not just play…

A Little Humor for You.

If a bluebird is on your shoulder, zippededodah! but do you have to worry about bird poop? Here's a great song not heard on the radio in a while: [caption id="attachment_643" align="aligncenter" width="553"] For the Writers and Musicians Out There[/caption] Take away the trees, and the birds all have to sit upon the ground. Take away their wings, and the birds will have to walk to get around. Take away the bird baths, and the dirty birds will soon be…

Me, you and your bucket list

This is for you as well as me.  I would love to hear from you (comment on this blog) about one or two things you would like to do or see before you die. YOUR TURN. What is on your bucket list? Or your questions. Or give me your whole list. Too much of everyone's day is taken up with minutia, too many smart or smart-alec people taking up our time and our lives. It's good that they're smart, and…

PERKS FOR PITCHING IN. IT’S A WIN, WIN. AND YOU GET BRAGGING RIGHTS

Every donation gets a Facebook and Newsletter shoutout. and you can brag that you helped publish a book when it is launched. $5 – A POEM in your honor. Clever, humorous original, though not insulting, poem about you .MORE PERKS BELOW PICTURE [caption id="attachment_613" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The second book of the trilogy[/caption] plus a Facebook and Newsletter shoutout $7 – A “Curt Locklear’s Plethora of Jokes” and the award-winning novella, CALLIE MOON, on PDF. Yours to read and enjoy. $12…

Shiloh Reenactment

The Drum beat goes On! I had the chance to be a reenactor at the 155th anniversary of the battle of Shiloh. Over 2500 reenactors attended. Perhaps 3000 or more visitors came to watch the action. Very moving event. I learned a lot and met some to the best people in the world. Bravo to all who made the event possible. I learned a good deal about the different types of Cavalry saddles as well as the multiple types of…

More Surprising Civil War Facts

1.From 1861 to 1865, the number of #orphans in America doubled. 2. #Horses and other draft animals had about a 7 month #life expectancy during the war. 3. The leading cause of death by disease during the war was diarrhea. About one case in 40 was fatal. Poor sanitation in camps and prisoner of war camps contributed to the situation. 4. Most #soldiers, when #marching, covered about 15 to 20 miles a day. Not bad, especially for southern soldiers who…